With proper maintenance and care, your masonry chimney can last a lifetime. One of the most important maintenance tasks to protect your masonry as a homeowner is keeping water out. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) named water the biggest enemy of masonry chimneys. Fortunately, Sirvent Lexington can help protect your chimney from all the damage water can cause. We specialize in taking care of leaky chimneys, and we would like to tell you more about the services we provide to the residents of the Lexington area.
Without a chimney cap professionally installed on the top of your chimney, you have a sizable hole on your roof where water from rain can enter. We carry a wide variety of chimney caps, and we can also help you choose the perfect cap for your chimney. It does not matter if you choose a cap made from copper or stainless steel, we can install your cap to ensure it fits properly. If you select a cap with mesh metal sides, this is even better. In addition to protecting your chimney from water, it also works to protect your chimney from animals like squirrels and raccoons.
You flashing is the most vulnerable part of your chimney, and it’s the area where the roof meets your chimney. At Sirvent Lexington, we can install a customized flashing system. This is consist of sheets of metal wrapped around the chimney. It’s vital to have a flashing system in place to battle against water penetration. You can count on us to take precise measurements to ensure the metal sheets are the perfect size for your specific chimney. We will also caulk all of the corners to make sure it is a watertight seal.
One of the best investments you can make for your chimney is to have it professionally waterproofed. At Sirvent Lexington. we will apply a waterproofing formula that is 100 percent vapor-permeable to the entire exterior chimney. This creates a barrier against water entering your chimney, but it also allows vapors to escape the bricks and mortar. After we have waterproofed your chimney, you have at least 10 years of protection against water penetration.
At Sirvent Lexington, we can help keep water out of your chimney for good this winter. Contact us to schedule an appointment for any of our water leak prevention services today!